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Guinea Pigs Above the Rim
June 15th, 2022

In basketball, one of the most exciting plays is a “slam dunk.” That’s when a player leaps up to the hoop and jams the ball through, before hanging on the orange rim for style points. It turns out humans aren’t the only animals who like to dunk. Molly the guinea pig just dunked 4 times in […]

A Mouthful of a World Record
June 12th, 2022

Dogs don’t quite play tennis like people do. They’re good at chasing the ball, sure, but then they’d rather chew on it than do anything else. That pup in the picture only has one ball, but another just might be the world’s best player at doggie tennis. Finley is a pooch who can hold 6 […]

The Bounciest Mile
May 27th, 2022

It’s easier to do one thing at a time than two things. Sometimes grown-ups get carried away doing lots of things at once. It’s called multitasking, and it usually ends with them dropping their phone into a pot of tomato sauce (don’t ask). Well, fortunately some grown-ups CAN do two things at once – and […]

Hopscotch 4 Miles – and Then Some
May 16th, 2022

Jump right into this bouncy story about a world record hopscotch course, and do some thinking on your feet!

A Dizzying World Record
May 13th, 2022

Can you spin around once? Good. Can you spin around 3 times? Great! Now, can you spin around 3 times on a skateboard in midair? Well, so far only 4 people on Earth have done that. At age 11, Gui Khury pulled off a 1,080-degree spin (360 degrees is 1 full circle, so 3 full […]

Let’s Bounce
May 11th, 2022

When you drop a ball, it bounces back up, but not to the same full height. What happens if you drop a ball on top of a ball on top of a ball? Physics Girl stacked up a golf ball on top of a bouncy ball on top of a basketball. When she dropped the stack, the […]

World-Record Buckethead
April 29th, 2022

Normally you don’t catch a tennis ball – you whack it with a racket. And if you did try to catch a tennis ball, you’d use your hands, not a bucket. And even if you did use a bucket, you wouldn’t hold it on your head. That’s no way to win a silly world record! But this guy caught […]

Hockey for Days (and Weeks)
April 25th, 2022

Hockey is a fast, fun sport: Players skate on ice and use a stick to whack a slippery round puck into the goal. But they get tired fast, too. So hockey players skate only for a couple of minutes at a time, taking turns. In an hour-long game, a hockey player will play for only […]

How to Be a Juggler!
April 18th, 2022

It’s hard enough to catch a flying ball with one hand. But to juggle a whole bunch of them in the air — that takes a lot of math! Read on to play and juggle the numbers.

Who Invented Hopscotch?
April 15th, 2022

Have you ever played hopscotch? If so, you know that it can get tricky. But did you know people have been playing hopscotch for over 1,000 years? Read on to find out more about this great game – and get hopping with the math!

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